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Emergency services / Dog owner full of praise for coastguard officers after rescue
Emergency services / Cordon in place after military ordnance washes up on shoreline
Emergency services / Happy ending for Jack the dog after cliff fall
Education / College officials make the case for £2m worth of campus upgradesProposals include creating student ‘hubs’ and modernising learning spaces
Court / Murder trial hears from witness who made 999 call
Transport / Air traffic controllers considering industrial action, union saysHIAL has suggested using ‘external facilitator to help resolve matters’
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Health / Avian flu warning issued to poultry and bird owners
Coronavirus / People advised not to visit others indoors for fortnight after being away
Politics / Electoral registration reminders sent out
Energy / Work on new underground electricity cable gets underway
Community / Islands of Opportunity look ahead to ‘positive future’
Marine / Half of fish in local waters landed by EU vessels, report claims
Education / Colleges to hold online open week
Court / Tracy Walker trial hears from first witnesses
Council / Viking Energy decommissioning bond agreement ‘should have been in place’ – but isn’t
Community / Training dummy floating in sea proves to be frightful surprise for dog walker
Education / Student welcomes guidance on returning home for Christmas
Council / Energy hub funding requests amount to nearly £8m
Climate / Port of Sullom Voe could support delivery of offshore wind infrastructure, council says
Court / Sentence deferred after police assault
Letters / The thin edge of many wedges
Court / Murder trial gets underway
Coronavirus / Further Covid death registered
Court / Man given supervision and unpaid work
Court / Man sentenced for domestic incidents
Arts / Island location no barrier for comedy writer
Community / Library van returns to the road for ‘grand tour’
Court / Motorists fined
Education / College students adapting well to blended learning, meeting hears
Education / New name picked for merged collegeWork across colleges and Train Shetland over last few months also praised by councillors
Updated Indoor socialising ban to be removedLocal MSP Beatrice Wishart says it is ‘welcome news for people in Shetland who have missed visiting family and friends in recent months’
Community / Refugee solidarity group to accept donations again
Coronavirus / More than 1,400 Covid tests carried out last month
Letters / Who owns Shetland?
Coronavirus / Island based Covid home testing works well, Labour MSP finds out
Marine / Salmon industry publishes long-term vision
Coronavirus / Health board boss hopeful government might relax Covid restrictionsNHS Shetland could start Covid vaccination as early as December depending on availability
Business / Sella Ness camp planning appeal withdrawnThe loss of the Moorfield Hotel has influenced the decision to drop the court challenge
Business / Businesses respond to Covid crisis as people fear redundancies
Community / Archive films to light up shop windows on Da Street
Council / Call for independent monitoring of Viking construction work
Community / Mysterious art project looks to pay homage to old guising tradition